A message was posted in a direct message channel


Required scopes

Works with

Events API

This example appears wrapped in the standard event wrapper used by all events delivered on the Events API.

    "token": "one-long-verification-token",
    "team_id": "T061EG9R6",
    "api_app_id": "A0PNCHHK2",
    "event": {
        "type": "message",
        "channel": "D024BE91L",
        "user": "U2147483697",
        "text": "Hello hello can you hear me?",
        "ts": "1355517523.000005",
        "event_ts": "1355517523.000005",
        "channel_type": "im"
    "type": "event_callback",
    "authed_teams": [
    "event_id": "Ev0PV52K21",
    "event_time": 1355517523

The semantics for this message event type are similar to the core message event sent through the RTM API. Messages often include many more fields than those shown above.

Differentiate direct messages from other message.* events by looking for the event's channel_type field set to "im".

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